THAILAND | Myanmar migrants charged in British tourist deaths

The attorney general’s office presented the case to the court on the nearby island of Samui, and court officials said the two indicted men will attend a session on Monday

Cricketer Phillip Hughes laid to rest in hometown

The funeral for cricketer Phillip Hughes turned into a celebration of his life yesterday despite the grief and sorrow still evident from his death. Australia captain Michael Clarke and the

North Korea | Pyongyang’s fingerprints found in Sony hacking, experts say

North Korea may have had a hand in a digital attack against Sony Pictures that used destructive malware to disable systems and destroy data, according to two people with the

There can be only 1: N. Korean leader’s name banned

In North Korea, there can be only one Kim Jong Un. A South Korean official said yesterday that Pyongyang forbids its people from using the same name as the young absolute leader. The

India | Survivors mark 30th anniversary of Bhopal disaster 

Hundreds of survivors of the Bhopal gas leak took to the streets yesterday to mark the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, with protests demanding harsher punishments for

South Korea | 11 more bodies recovered near sunken ship 

Fishermen recovered 11 more bodies from the western Bering Sea yesterday near where a South Korean fishing ship sank earlier this week. The bodies appear to be from the ship lost

Japan | Space explorer to blow crater in asteroid 

A Japanese space explorer took off yesterday on a six-year journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and bring back rock samples in hopes of gathering clues to

South Korea | Thanksgiving deals shift shopping habits 

South Korea does not celebrate Thanksgiving, but the hot deals at U.S. online retailers during the holiday season are changing the shopping habits of South Koreans who are aggrieved at

S. Koreans to light new frontline DMZ Christmas tree 

South Korea said yesterday it had approved a Christian group’s plan to set up and illuminate a large Christmas tree near the border with North Korea in spite of the almost certain fury it

North Korea | FBI investigates hacking of Sony Pictures computers

The FBI has joined the investigation of a possible North Korean cyber attack that crippled computers at Sony Pictures and led to the theft of some new movies. “The FBI is

South Korea | Over 50 missing after fishing vessel sinks in Bering Sea

South Korean officials expressed fear yesterday of a huge death toll after rescuers failed to find any of the more than 50 fishermen who went missing when their ship sank

Afghanistan | Suicide bombing at funeral kills 9

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber detonated his payload at a crowded funeral, killing two police and seven civilians. Taj Mohammed Taqwa, chief of the Burka district in the

South Korea | 52 missing after ship sinks in Bering Sea 

Rescuers searched yesterday for 52 people missing after a South Korean fishing ship they were working on sank in the Bering Sea, an official said. At least one person died. Authorities

Australia | Boys discover baby’s body buried at Sydney beach

Two young boys playing on a Sydney beach on Sunday found an infant’s body buried in the sand, police said, one week after a newborn baby was discovered alive at

GLOBAL WARMING | Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules

About USD1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human

India | Video of women fighting off harassers goes viral

A video showing two sisters in northern India hitting back at men who allegedly harassed them on a crowded bus has drawn huge attention in a country where hundreds of

Afghanistan | 3 South Africans killed in Afghan attack

Taliban suicide attackers killed the South African leader of a foreign aid group, his son and daughter and an Afghan worker in an assault on the agency’s Kabul offices, authorities

Thailand | Crown prince strips wife’s kin of royal name

Thailand’s Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has asked the government to strip his wife’s family of their royally issued surname, the latest development in a high-profile crackdown that involves senior members of

Malaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss

In its last public financial result before a planned privatization and overhaul, the flag carrier said its net loss in the July-September quarter rose 53 percent from a year earlier

WWII | Japanese paper regrets use of term ‘sex slaves’

Japan’s biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term “sex slaves” in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II. The

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